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Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:00:11 GMT2017-10-17T02:00:11Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they are heartbroken and grieving but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people....

UN elects Congo to Human Rights Council despite abuses

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:07:44 GMT2017-10-16T21:07:44Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday's U.N. election for 15 new members of the Human Rights Council, singling out conflict-torn Congo's victory despite accusations of serious rights abuses and an investigation by the U.N.'s top human rights body....

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:38:19 GMT2017-10-16T20:38:19Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years....

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:37:44 GMT2017-10-16T18:37:44Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent....

The Latest: US says it has about 400 troops in Somalia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:22:31 GMT2017-10-16T18:22:31Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on deadly bombing in Somalia's capital (all times local):...

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:50:14 GMT2017-10-16T17:50:14Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Mohamed Sheikh Nor was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when his home shook with the worst bombing Somalia's capital had ever seen....

Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:37:48 GMT2017-10-16T17:37:48Z

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A jailed critic of Rwanda's government said Monday she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election....